Tips for your Live Help tutoring sessions

Live Help allows you to connect with a tutor who can help with any homework assignments you might be working on. Whether you have already connected with a tutor or are looking for information on how to start, here are some tips to help you get the most out of your Live Help session:  

1. Come prepared with questions

Having homework questions ready when you start a session with a tutor will help you get started, faster.  For example, if you have identified what step you are stuck on, it is helpful to share the original question and where you got stuck with a Paper tutor using Live Help so they can help you move forward with next steps. If you have broader questions about a concept or don’t know how to start, don’t worry! You can let the tutor know so they can provide you with an explanation and help you figure it out step-by-step. 

2. Have your class materials handy

Remember that tutors don't have access to your class' materials and exactly what is being covered in each class. If you are completing homework from a textbook or worksheet, have them handy so it’s easier to tell the tutor what you need help with. You can share your questions with the tutor by either typing, uploading a picture or screenshot of the assignment or drawing a problem on the virtual whiteboard.

3. Keep focused 

Paper tutors are super interesting and friendly! However, remember their goal is to help you with your school work. Try to keep your conversations to academic topics and never share personal information, including when sharing pictures or screenshots. 

4. Don’t be shy! 

Even if you are not completely sure how to ask a question, don’t be afraid to reach out for help! Remember there are different ways to ask most questions. Letting Paper tutors know if you are not understanding an explanation can help get you better clarification. Tutors understand that students have different learning styles, and they will try their best to adapt to yours.

 

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